Biomedical Literature Exploration through Latent Semantics

  • Sérgio Matos
    DETI/IEETA, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal aleixomatos[at]
  • Hugo Araújo
    DETI/IEETA, Universidade de Aveiro
  • José Luís Oliveira
    DETI/IEETA, Universidade de Aveiro


The fast increasing amount of articles published in the biomedical field is creating difficulties in the way this wealth of information can be efficiently exploited by researchers. As a way of overcoming these limitations and potentiating a more efficient use of the literature, we propose an approach for structuring the results of a literature search based on the latent semantic information extracted from a corpus. Moreover, we show how the results of the Latent Semantic Analysis method can be adapted so as to evidence differences between results of different searches. We also propose different visualization techniques that can be applied to explore these results. Used in combination, these techniques could empower users with tools for literature guided knowledge exploration and discovery.
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